Toccoa Commission Accepts Bids

The city of Toccoa is moving forward with renovations to the restrooms and office at Henderson Falls Park.

Monday, the city commission unanimously awarded a bid for the project to Ivester Construction in the amount of $51,095.

Ivester was the lowest of three bids for the project. The other bids were from Andrews Construction in the amount of $58,800 and Grant’s Construction in the amount of $88,193.70.

The project involves completely re-doing the restrooms at Henderson Falls Park, as well as doing work inside the office at the park.

Toccoa will pay for the project with SPLOST V funds.

According to information from city officials, the project must be completed by March 23.

Meanwhile, the city commission also unanimously chose a company to perform work on the gate and fence at the Toccoa Water Treatment Facilities.

The commission approved a quote from Southern Fence of Eastanollee in the amount of $10,715.

Southern Fence was the second lowest of three bids for the project. Blue Ridge Fence of Lula bid $10,318 and A&T Fence of Lavonia bid $13,220.

According to Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott, Southern Fence was recommended because one of the bids did not want to do a burial of an electrical line.

The work involves replacing a portion of chain link fence, relocating the fence and gate to allow delivery vehicles to safety enter the facility without creating a traffic problem on Falls Road, and completing the necessary electrical and concrete work for the project.

SPLOST funds will be used to pay for the work.

Finally, the city opened bids for a preservation plan, economic market study, and design plan for the Schaefer Center. The work would be paid for with a grant received from the Fox Theatre Institute. The bids were remanded to staff for a recommendation at the next meeting on January 22.